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Sunoco in 1959 #354920
Mon Sep 10 2012 04:50 PM
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Taken near my hometown of Elmhurst Il.

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Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza] #354923
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:06 PM
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That is cool!


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Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Gas globe guy] #354926
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:15 PM
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Must have been a grand opening type thing with the open house, clowns, and tons of coca cola.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #354949
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and 100 gallons of free Blue Sunoco.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza] #354995
Mon Sep 10 2012 08:15 PM
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How far west did Sunoco (pre-Smith Oil era) get in Illinois? There was a DX jobber in Gilberts: I've always wondered where the break was, or were there any cities in IL with both DX and Sunoco?

Nice picture. Thanks for sharing it!

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories] #355055
Tue Sep 11 2012 04:51 AM
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I think there was a Sunoco station in Elgin Il.,but that's as far west as I ventured back then.
Elgin was far,and was like the state of Iowa is to us here near Chicago today.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza] #355132
Tue Sep 11 2012 12:26 PM
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that is a boatload of Coke behind them..
killer station

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: marxmobilgas] #355155
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maps , I have a book that describes the Sunoco- D- X territorial break. I can't get at it now . I'll try and P-M ya tomorrow . Ed Shaver


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Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: eshaver] #355165
Tue Sep 11 2012 02:55 PM
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Thanks, Ed. I'd appreciate that. The picture on the back of their maps just isn't detailed enough.

Coldpizza--Elgin was the nearest city to us growing up, and we did a lot of shopping there, as well as using Gail Borden Public Library. Don't remember any DX at all, but don't remember Sunoco, either.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories] #355200
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I like the tail end of the cars in the bays too.

We had maybe 1/2 dozen Sunoco stations here in the western suburbs.
I don't recall any Dx.

Ed-I'd like to see those territories too please.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza] #355203
Tue Sep 11 2012 04:57 PM
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Very COOL pic and from the year I was born too!

100 gallons of FREE gas? That's like $400 these days! LOL!


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Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #355566
Thu Sep 13 2012 07:31 AM
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Looks like a '57 Olds and a '58 Chevy hardtop in the bays.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Cold Pizza] #355574
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The furthest west pre Smith Oil was Elgin I believe as I filled with Blue Sunoco there several times on the way back from Chicago. Smith Oil was A GULF Oil distributer for many years before Golf oil Corp wanted more $$$ for distributing there products. This was the begining of the end for my friends employment working for this family owned business.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Golf Nutt] #355638
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Would it be a safe guess that the Sunoco station may have been on US 20 in Elgin? I certainly don't remember one on IL-19 or in the north part of town.

Re: Sunoco in 1959 [Re: Maps for the memories] #355859
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I've lived in Elgin my entire life. I'm aware of 2 Sunoco Stations that used to be here. One was on Dundee Av. across from Trout Park(near N.W. Tollway), and the other was on McLean Boulevard, 2 blocks off bypass 20.
I hope this helps jog some memories.

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